A “targeted” cyber attack has hit a multi-million-pound whisky auction.
Police are hunting crooks who attacked the databases and website of the Inveralmond-based Whisky Auctioneer.
It happened during the company’s record-breaking sale of nearly 4,000 bottles of rare whisky, including a Macallan which was expected to fetch more than £1 million.
The so-called “perfect collection” was given to the Perth firm by the family of the late Richard Gooding, a private collector and soft drinks magnate from Colorado.
The attack happened just as the auction was due to close.
Customers from around the world have been contacted about the hack. It is not clear yet if and how they are affected but the Whisky Auctioneer said hackers would only have had potential access to a “limited quantity” of personal data.
No credit card or bank details are believed to have been stolen.